After The Mole failed to win over audiences and Seven hastily filled the Wednesday night timeslot, its scheduling of Anh Does Britain’s first episode proved a good move – and a timely show given the royal baby news. The Australian comedian’s show debuted to 1.006m viewers last night and just missed making the top five, coming 6th in Tuesday night's most popular programs according to OzTam’s preliminary ratings. Seven had 27.5% of audiences last night with the news its highest rating slot at 1.25m viewers.
The Block Sky High maintained its usual position as the most highly rated program with 1.372m viewers and a finale hastily approaching that will surely see a further increase. That said, its imported American mini-series The Bible which was a hit last week was absent from the top 20 programs. The network took the leading 30.1% of audiences last night with its new cooking show, The Great Australian Bake Off luring in 944,000 viewers.
Ten's Steven King series The Dome was a winner for for the network with 967,000 viewers tuning in, seeing it beat Seven’s Winners & Losers in the 8:30pm time slot. Masterchef’s ice cream inspired episode which took its challenge from Sydney’s gelato darling, Gelato Messina, won 844,000 viewers last night, and the network saw an increase of around six per cent up to 21.1% audience share.
ABC’s royal special Born to be King made it to the top 20 at 622,000 viewers, and combined with the news, 7.30 and a QI repeat to take 16.6% of audiences.